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Snow Ball: A Novel By April L. Hamilton Paperback – February 22, 2008
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She's a Los Angeles native who still lives in Southern California with her two kids, two dogs and excessively large yarn and craft stash.
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verb: To increase or expand suddenly, rapidly, or without control: explode, mushroom.
v.intr.: To grow rapidly in significance, importance, or size: "problems that snowballed by the hour."
In this highly entertaining novel by April Hamilton, the reader is drawn into a story that begins quietly, without fanfare. Once it gets rolling, however, there's no stopping it. The clever chapter titles ("The Winter Games," "Flakes") are consistent with the tone of the novel, which manages to present the most bizarre goings-on in a matter-of-fact manner.
Hamilton's descriptions of how various TV shows would cover the story are hilarious and her observations about human nature are spot on. This is a fun read that also gives pause for thought in the most unexpected places.
The writing was superb, well edited (a major bonus in independently produced books), and the characters are likeable and well developed. The story is a bit fantastic with a whole "weekend at Bernie's" motiff but it makes for a great, fun read. I read the whole book in 3.5 hours because I couldn't put it down, and now it has earned a spot in my "Favorites" section of my Kindle. Well worth the 99 cent price tag.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
April Hamilton's "Snow Ball" is just one more reason checking out indie ebook writers is a must. I downloaded this one hoping for something that would get my mind off the everyday... Read morePublished on December 13, 2011 by Diane Kidman
The story was moving along nicely, I was intrigued. And then an abrupt ending. Am I being overly critical when I can't buy into how the Sheriff,Cinder, and the real 4 bad guys... Read morePublished on June 13, 2011 by N. Balsom
Plot/Storyline: 4 Stars
The plot was a little thin, but the storyline made up for it. The entire novel had a "Fargo"-like feel to it that really made it interesting. Read more
Clever writing and a quick pace made this book hard to put down. The setting is very believable, the characters are engaging, and the regional accents were spot-on. Read morePublished on February 13, 2010 by Cindy
Snow Ball Hits A Target
I am giving this book five out of five stars not in comparison to all the other novels I have recently read, most of which have better covers,... Read more
Snow Ball is an amusing crime novel with plot, subplot, and sub-sub-plot elements that the author manages to keep track of without overburdening her prose. Read morePublished on June 9, 2008 by Libby Cone
This is the second April Hamilton novel I ready and I enjoyed it as much as the first one I read. I found myself reading at every free opportunity I had. Read morePublished on June 4, 2008 by A. Hayden